Posted on 09. Sep, 2011 by pamela in Fire Station 171 Inglewood, G3 Associates, G3 Blog, G3 Community, G3 Design Studio, G3 In The News, G3 Partners, Los Angeles/South Bay, Rain Gardens, Surfrider Foundation, Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Gardens, Watershed Friendly Gardens, Watershed Notes, West Basin MWD
West Basin MWD Director, Gloria Grey was joined by Inglewood Mayor, James Butts and Fire Chief, Kelly Seyarto in breaking ground at the Inglewood Fire Station 171 Ocean Friendly Demonstration Garden.
Over the next several months, the garden will be transformed from a grass-dominated landscape with no native trees or shrubs into an Ocean Friendly Garden using Surfider Foundation’s principles of C.P.R. (Conservation, Permeability, and Retention). In order to achieve the OFG, the site will be graded to retain rain water and replanted with California native plants irrigated through a drip irrigation system controlled by a weather-based irrigation controller. Ocean Friendly Gardens reduce water consumption by as much as 80%, and retain the First Flush (first 3/4″ – 1″ of rain after a dry spell) of storm water to prevent ocean pollution.
Everyone is encouraged to stop by and ask questions about the garden as it is being installed, and stay tuned to our blog posts for updates. Inglewood Today Newspaper covered the groundbreaking ceremony. Inglewood Today Fire Station 171 090911